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i fell on my tailbone and now it hurts

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Dr. Philip Miller
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ER/UC: Get examined. The fall on your tailbone is not related to your dizziness.

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Coccydynia: Since the pain has been persistent for so long, you should get examined again. A detailed physical exam and imaging can be very helpful. Did you get p ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Fiorito
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Bruised or broken: It could be bruised or fractured. Usually not much to do. Try a donut pillow.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You may have: damaged some nerves which run down your spine and may have been "bruised" along with your coccyx!!! Try hor baths!! They can help a good deal at this ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: When you fall on the bottom, you can cause various injuries to the ligaments attached to the tailbone. In rare instances, you can also break the bon ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mcgovern
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tailbone pain: Falling on stairs suggests you landed on your buttocks and may have injured your coccyx (aka tailbone.). This is often treated conservatively with a " ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
It's : It's possible to fracture your tailbone with a fall. That could cause a bump or bulge, generally followed by a lot of bruising. The picture you sent ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tailbone: It could be broken or you could have damaged a disc in your back which can cause the leg pain. Suggest an initial X-ray and orthopedic evaluation then ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice , NSAIDs : If u fell yesterday try icing your tailbone if possible, taking Ibuprofen or other NSAID , and obtaining a ' donut' cushion to sit on. If no improveme ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I'm : I'm sorry that this happened to you. You may have fractured or bruised your tailbone. You can try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, a ... Read More

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